More than 7.7 million people displaced in Ukraine – IOM

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FILE PHOTO: People fleeing from Ukraine amid Russia's invasion in Przemysl

ZURICH (Reuters) – More than 600,000 additional people were internally displaced in Ukraine in the first 17 days of April, the International Organization for Migration said on Thursday, pushing the total number since the start of the war above 7.7 million, or 17% of the population. 

The new assessment conducted between April 11 and 17 showed that women represent at least 60% of those on the run. More than half of internally displaced persons — mainly in the east of Ukraine — reported a lack of some food products, it added in a report.

More than 5 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion on Feb. 24, UN data show.

(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Toby Chopra)


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